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Minnesota Solar Suitability Analysis
The Minnesota Solar Suitability Analysis is a semester-long group
project in the Masters of Geographic Information Science program at
the University of Minnesota. The project aims to map solar potential
on a large scale across Minnesota using Lidar data and GIS
“Solar is Minnesota’s single
largest energy resource.” -National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Our solar app is the winner of Esri's inaugural Climate
Resilience App Challenge! We are proud to have our work
recognized and humbled to be amongst so many worthy competitors--all
of which will undoubtedly make a difference for our planet.
The solar insolation data is now viewable! Use your computer or
smartphone to explore the data at maps.umn.edu/solar.
Watch our video to learn more about the project, and see the
SolarP app in action.